Keele Hall Readings

Liz Berry

Organised by Keele University’s Creative Writing Department, Keele Hall Readings take place during the academic year in the beautiful Keele Hall.

Liz Berry is an award-winning poet and author of the critically acclaimed collections Black Country (Chatto, 2014); The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018); The Dereliction (Hercules Editions, 2021) a collaboration with artist Tom Hicks; and most recently The Home Child (Chatto, 2023), a novel in verse. Liz’s work, described as “a sooty soaring hymn to her native West Midlands” (Guardian), celebrates the landscape, history and dialect of the region. Liz has received the Somerset Maugham Award, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and Forward Prizes. Her poem ‘Homing’, a love poem for the language of the Black Country, is part of the GCSE English syllabus. 

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall, from 7.30pm.

Parking: you are welcome to park for free at Keele Hall in the courtyard. The Raven Mason Suite is located up a set of steps. If you are unable to walk up the steps there is a lift inside Keele Hall for those who require it.


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Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall
Keele University, Creative Writing Department.
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01782 734340